A Grade 11 student at Woodstock High School has been selected as a 2020 Canadian Youth Ambassador.
Emma Craib will be among 30 Canadian youth travelling to Panama in April to participate in an EF Service Learning tour. The ambassadors will work alongside community members on a sustainable development project to support local needs. They will reconvene in Ottawa in May to meet with Members of Parliament and Senators to present their action plans.
"I am interested in the youth ambassador program because I want to promote positive change within my community," Craib said. "I am also interested in the guidance the youth ambassadors with receive from MPs and Senators. This opportunity (as youth ambassador) will be very educational and inspiring."
During the outreach trip to Central America, Craib said she hopes to learn more about environmental activism and about the culture of Panama. Social change, leadership, sports and music are among her regular interests at school.
EF Canadian Youth Ambassador program is a five-year initiative launched in 2016
to provide mentorship and travel opportunities to a total of 150 Canadian youth
representing every province and territory. The objectives of the program are
developing global citizenship, creating social change, and fostering
is an international education company focused on language, academics,
educational travel, and culture experience. It currently operates more than 600
schools and offices in over 50 countries to fulfill one global mission: opening
the world through education. In Canada, EF has helped educators foster
global citizenship through experiential learning since 1984.